Over 150 congregants attended the Saturday breakfast and
worship hour led by Master of Ceremony Deacon Darryl Reed.
After breakfast the attendees moved to the sanctuary for the
worship hour and message. The speaker, Rev. Smith, a Toledo
native. has led the congregation at Calvary for the past 31
On Sunday morning, the sanctuary filled with singing and
celebration for the morning service. The 2020 theme, ďMen of
God Doing the Will of God,Ē was inspired by Biblical
scripture Philippians 4:13.
ďI want to say congratulations to the men of St. Paul
Missionary Baptist Church as today we will enjoy this great
day,Ē said Deacon Bobby McDole, Menís Day chairman.
The Menís Day Sunday service opened with a deacon-led
devotional service, processional of dignitaries and call to
worship by Rev. Stanley Clark, official welcome delivered by
Larry Pendleton, then responsive reading led by Albert
ďI want you to feel welcome to be yourself and celebrate
today,Ē shared Pendleton.
The Menís Day choir sang several soulful selections before
the traditional Sunday service continued with the
congregational hymn, scripture reading, and alters call. The
Menís Day guest speaker, Rev. Kenneth W. Coleman, delivered
his message to the congregation to a standing ovation.
ďI can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, not
through my 401K. I can do all things through Christ is a
call to action. We can do all things through Christ. Our God
will supply all of our needs. Brothers, we have to believe,
we must believe. We must run this race with patience and
focus on Jesus. He is the creator of or faith,Ē explained
Coleman currently serves as the youth pastor at Canaan
Missionary Baptist Church located in Dayton, Ohio under the
leadership of his father Rev. Joseph L. Coleman Sr. He was
called to the ministry in 1999, earned a four-year football
scholarship and Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from
The Ohio State University, earned a Master of Divinity from
Faith Theological Seminary, continues to teach Bible study
to seniors at the Life Enrichment Center, and member of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Rev. Willis closed out the service by delivering words of
gratitude. ďI am grateful today. Grateful to celebrate this
menís day,Ē said Willis.
The Menís Day booklet patrons: the combined board of the St.
Paul Senior Citizens Project and the John H. McKissick
Housing Complex, Dale-Riggs Funeral Home, Rev. Otis Gordon
Jr, PhD and Warren A.M.E. Church, Rev. W.L. Perryman Jr, PhD
and Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. John D.
Walthall III and Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church,
Rev. Cedric M. Brock and Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Rev. Ruby
Radford and Cass Road Baptist Church, American Baptist
Women, Jackís Menís Wear, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Incorporated Zeta Xi Zeta Chapter of Toledo, American
Baptist Men, The C. Brown Funeral Home, Jan Scotland of
State Farm, Men of Music, Liddellís Barber Shop; the
following St. Paul Missionary Church ministries: Deacons,
Trustees, Christian Board of Educational Ministry, Senior
Choir; and individual patrons: Rev. Stanley Clark and
family, Rev. and First Lady Willis Sr, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby
Willis, Mr. and Mrs. James Willis, Jr, Joyce Cherry, Karen
Glover, Al Johnson, and Laura Potete.